What makes a sustainable Sunshine Coast building?

As part of a background scoping study for a technical design guide for Sunshine Coast Council, I asked the experts what makes Sunny Coast buildings climate-responsive, liveable, affordable, resilient and sustainable. All the locals I interviewed nominated the ‘living landscape’ as the number one quality they look for.

Climate responsive design is centred on creating buildings that work with the local climate – and in the subtropics this really translates to creating balance and flexibility in buildings so that they can be adjusted throughout the day and year as the weather moves from the tropical summer conditions towards the temperate winter conditions.

When it becomes available, the guide will show how to design buildings to harmonise with greenery, blend indoor and outdoor living, and balance daylight and shade.

Sunshine Coast Buildings’ key qualities. (SCC Background Scoping Study)

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